Every year, over 15, 000 people in Colorado leave substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. We're on a mission to support their continued recovery. Embark PCA celebrates SUD recovery in Colorado through trainings, advocacy, and innovative leadership programs and individual and group recovery support activities.
The process of recovery is highly personal and occurs via many pathways. It may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other approaches. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness and managing setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.
The Four Major Dimensions of Recovery
Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being
Having a stable and safe place to live
Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society
Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope